Viking Foundation of Lincoln
- Youth Development, Youth Programs
- Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
- Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
- Employment, Economic Development, Job Related and Business Grants
- Housing, Shelter
- Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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The Viking Foundation of Lincoln of Lincoln seeks to provide financial assistance to young people and families.
Support is provided in the form of modest need-based grants directed to individuals (especially children) and families challenged with education, poverty, housing, gender, mental and physical health, and other issues.
The areas of support and core values will be sustained in perpetuity, unchanged by future Boards of Directors of the Foundation. The Foundation's objective is to remain as flexible and creative as possible, in the context of the mission, regarding the nature, size and purpose of the grants awarded.
To help understand the Foundation's objectives, a few hypothetical examples are listed below to demonstrate the Foundation's commitment to flexibility and creativity. These examples also show scenarios deemed worthy of funding:
- A family needing a new furnace identified through Habitat for Humanity's Denver, Colorado affiliate.
- Helping to purchase a delivery van for The Food Bank of Lincoln, Nebraska.
- A grant to pay for physical therapy for an injured family breadwinner through Denver, Colorado's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.
- Developing a child care program for high school age parents in the Ankeny, Iowa Public Schools.
- Supporting an occupational training program for mentally or physically challenged youths in Commerce City, Colorado.
- Providing for respite care for a family caring for an ALS patient in Lincoln, Nebraska.
- Stocking new children's books in a branch of the Lincoln City Libraries in Lincoln, Nebraska.
- A Girl Scout Chapter in Des Moines, Iowa, needing to employ a summer intern to manage their Learn to Fish program for young girls.
501(c)(3) organizations in three counties in Nebraska (Lancaster), Iowa (Polk) and Colorado (Denver).
The application deadline is October 1, annually.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 11/12/2021
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